I have been working as a guide since I was in high school. I started as an assistant guide for cruise ship tourists and have been working as a tour guide for 20 years now.
I am passionate about travelling and communicating with people from all different cultures. I am a friendly and cheerful person and treat my clients as if they were my friends. I like to give interesting insights of Estonian life, therefore instead of having a monologue-type observation of the city, you will enter into friendly discussion and learn about the country through local eyes.
As for languages, I provide tours in English and Estonian. I can offer different tours in Tallinn: Old Town walking tours, city tours, round trips and also a Soviet Legacy tour where I show the remains of Soviet heritage in Tallinn. I have also tour options that are suitable for families with children and well as people who wish to experience the nature and beautiful countryside of Estonia.
Over the years I have developed some fantastic connections with my clients, such as the Canadian Embassy in Tallinn. We have a mutual appreciation of high professionalism and flexibility. I have hosted groups and individuals from ministers during official engagements to private guests in town for a visit.
I will humbly add the thoughts of one of my clients:
"Eva Maria was WONDERFUL!! I will definitely recommend her services and plan to do so again in the future!! If you are wondering who to book with. . . you found it - Eva Maria!
Great personality, EXTREMELY WELL educated and will NOT steer you wrong! Well educated on the history, including humorous myths/thoughts. There wasn't a single question that "stumped" her (and we tried :-) ). I couldn't have asked for more!!! Thank you!"
A Recent Review of this guide
Eva-Maria was just great. She gave us lots of interesting information about Talinn, Estonia as a country, their history, people. She was very patient with our group of 18 people - not always fully following the agreed rules :-) We really enjoyed these 3 hours, being guided by Eva-Maria around the beautiful medevial historic town of Talinn. I fully recommend her to anybody. From our side - 5 stars out of 5 ;-)
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